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What Time is it? Summertime! We’re on Staycation!

An increasingly popular and fun vacation is the stay-at-home-vacation or the “staycation.” Staycation is a fancy term for spending your time off at home. As college students, we work all summer to save for the upcoming school year; however, we need a break, and we definitely like to have fun. Below are ten things to do over the summer that are cheap or free! Get the bike out. There are thousands of miles of dedicated bike trails. Go for a ride. Go shopping.  Make a trip to your local mall. Window…

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Taking Extra Steps to Make Students Feel Safer and Empowered

There was a self-defense class on April 24 from 5-7 in the QRC gym. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Wilmington College has been hosting various events to spread awareness on the topic. In today’s society, it is beneficial to know how to defend yourself against an attacker. Karmiela White said, “I felt like sexual assault awareness month was a really great time to put on this event. The problem starts with the perpetrator obviously, but it is nice to have tools under your belt in case you are…

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Security Camera Debate Occurring Among Students

Recently there has been a string of vandalism toward student cars on campus. Many students are adamant that the college needs to put up security cameras pointed toward parking lots. Student posts on the WC app have even led President Jim to join the conversation. The original post by Tylor Cooper sparked the debate.   Other students have shared testimonies regarding their cars being vandalized. The dilemma has also sparked debate on proper uses of the app and ways in which students can create positive change. Jim issued responses to several…

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Sometimes It’s Okay to Skip

Two weeks ago, I did something that I’m entirely against… skipping class and showing up late to work. I have skipped four classes in my two years as a student at WC. I have never understood the students who can skip class after class in good conscience. However, I concluded that skipping would not kill me, and I went to a concert in Columbus instead. I realized taking time for myself and interacting with my world outside of academics was just as important. I realized taking time for myself and…

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Sliver of Liver: A Story about Donating Life

April: The start of Spring, sunshine, Easter, and National Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month is a time of awareness on how great an impact donors can have on the lives of families awaiting transplant. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families and communities (from 9,900 deceased and 5,900 living donors).  More than 116,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. 12% of patients waiting are in need of a liver. Living donation of part of the liver can help these…

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Student Alumni Association Looking for Members

Photo: Mentor lunch held by SAA The Student Alumni Association (SAA) at Wilmington College (WC) is a group that focuses on connections between students and alumni. SAA is working on a new way to connect students with alumni. They are doing this by having a “mentor lunch,” Mathew Perry, president of SAA explained this was still a work in process. SAA puts on events such as the Mud Volleyball Tournament and the Etiquette Dinner which will take place on April 11th. Perry said, “I was invited to a meeting by…

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The 5 Most Important APA Tips for College Papers

In high school we were all taught how to write in MLA format. However, certain college classes will require you to write in APA format which goes against everything you think you know about citations and format. Title Page You need a title page for your paper that will include your running header at the top of the paper. In the middle of the page will be the title of your paper, your name, and the institution Why Hulu is Better than Netflix Jane Doe Wilmington College Numbers When you…

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5 MLA Mistakes College Students Still Make

In college, students typically write formal papers in MLA format, which is a style most people used in high school. However, we still tend to make mistakes and second guess ourselves on the details of the format. Titles The titles of short works like sonnets, short poems, songs, chapters, and short stories are usually placed in “quotation marks.” Long works like novels, textbooks/anthologies are typically italicized. Introducing Quotes Often “quote dropping” is a mistake we are all guilty of committing. Quote dropping is     when you use a quote without…

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What Are Lent and Mardi Gras All About?

Mardi Gras has a connotation of being one of the wildest parties throughout the year. However, Fat Tuesday is a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church, and it marks the last day of ordinary time before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. The celebration dates back centuries to pagan celebrations of fertility and the season of spring. A WC student said, “The purpose of Fat Tuesday is to indulge in richer and fatty foods before the fasting process.” Ash Wednesday service is used to prepare church…

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“Why Did He Like Her Picture on Instagram?”: Social Media and Relationships

“Why did he like her picture on Instagram?” We have all heard this question from a friend while listening to passing conversations, or more embarrassingly, we’ve said it ourselves. Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram have become a vital part of our everyday lives: scrolling through social media has basically become the 21st Century version of reading the morning newspaper. Social media in turns puts a lot of pressure on modern-day relationships. However, I am not an expert and this all based off of my observations. Jealousy is part of every…

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